I don’t know about you, but I’ve been racking my brain trying to figure out what I’m going to do to close out this crazy, rollercoaster ride of a year. Like most teachers, I usually review the main concepts from second semester during the final weeks of the school year. This year is no different. The only difference is the delivery.

One of the new concepts that I taught during #COVID19 was stem-changing verbs. How the heck do you review stem-changing verbs in a fun way online? There are only so many Quizlets kids can play before they get #QuizletFatigue. Then I remembered this song that I found a few years ago:

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“Respira” by Luis Fonsi (yes, THAT Luis Fonsi) is a song rich in present tense stem-changing verbs. Take a listen below:

Some stem-changing verbs in this song: CIERRA, SUELTA, PUEDES, MUERDE, PUEDE, ENTIENDO, SIRVE 

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    Lesson Plan

    I plan to send the song sheet to students with their weekly assignments but label it for “in class” (I have synchronous lessons). In class, I’ll instruct students to have the song sheet open with a piece of paper or another blank document open. We’ll then listen to the song (the above YouTube link) together in class & discuss the lyrics and the stem-changing verbs. Maybe we can pick a few of the verbs and write out the full verb chart for each one. For added engagement, I’ll call on kids using Flippity Name Randomizer!

    Here is the download! I hope that your students find enjoyment and engagement through this use of authentic culture!

    How will you use this download in the class? Let me know in the comments below or over on Facebook!

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